Articles by Robert Timberg

U.S. Marine Corps (Jacob H. Harrer)

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Robert Timberg
December 2008
Hail and FarewellJust when you thought it would never end, the nation's quadrennial exercise in democracy has mercifully run its course. We at Proceedings salute the survivor, uh, victor, Senator ...
U.S. Marine Corps (Trent Kinsey)

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Robert Timberg
November 2008
Marine Green to Navy BlueYou know what they say about the strapping young kid coming up from the bush leagues? Don't tell him he's the next Mickey Mantle. Too much ...
Courtesy of the Author

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Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
October 2008
Protecting Our ShoresThe lion's share of articles in this issue of Proceedings involves maritime homeland security. Admiral Thad Allen, the Commandant of the Coast Guard, kicks things off witha piece ...
U. S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

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Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
September 2008
(click here to view the print version)Something I Wish I'd SaidLast month, after publication of the Coast Guard issue in which we annually celebrate the birthday of the spunkiest of ...
U.S. Coast Guard (Dan Bender)

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By Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
August 2008
Join the DebateA few months ago, I mentioned to the SOUTHCOM Commander, Admiral Jim Stavridis, that I was looking for ways to encourage active duty service members—enlisted and officers ...
U.S. Navy (Brian A. Goyak)

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By Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
July 2008
Bob Gates Doesn't Do Mop-UpWhen President Bush tapped Robert Gates to be Secretary of Defense in November 2006, a huge sigh of relief rippled through the military establishment and, or ...

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By Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
June 2008
Now Pitching for ProceedingsBullet Bob Feller!With this issue we launch a new monthly feature that we hope will entertain, inform, and inspire. We also hope it will ...
u.s. naval institute photo

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By Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
May 2008
Whew!They say never let them see you sweat, so my staff and I have been in hiding for the past few days as we put the finishing touches on our ...
Andrew Lubin

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By Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
April 2008
A Tasting MenuThis month, we have no focus, no theme for the magazine. This is by design, not a reflection of burned-out editorial imaginations. Not all stories fit into a ...

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By Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
March 2008
Hands Across the WaterBack in 1981, a Marine and two Sailors—editor-in-chief Clay Barrow Jr., senior editor Paul Stillwell, and managing editor Fred Rainbow—hatched a great idea that continues to enliven ...
AP (Gerald Herbert)

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By Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
January 2008
The Sword and the Olive BranchI feel confident you'll find this month's Proceedings, our annual Surface Warfare issue, bubbling over with fresh ideas and perceptive commentary. We lead off ...
Charity Winters

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Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
December 2007
They Are Women, Hear Them Roar I've talked about publishing a "Women in the Military" issue since I became editor-in-chief of Proceedings two and a half years ago. Something always ...